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Rice Fritters – Easy Way to Use up Leftover Rice

I got a rice cooker a while ago and make rice all the time.  When I do make it, I usually make extra so that I can have it on hand to make other dishes with it. Left over rice is very versatile.  It an be used for fried rice, stuffed peppers and all sorts of other dishes.
Rice Fritters made from left over rice.These Rice Fritters tastes similar to potato pancakes, but they are even easier to make since there are no potatoes to peel. This is a perfect way to use up stale rice. Double the recipe as needed. 
Rice Fritters made from left over rice.Once made, you an use it as a side dish with a protein, or serve them as a vegetarian lunch with salsa, guacamole, hummus or anything else that has a spicy fresh flavor.

Yield: 2 servings

Rice Fritters with Onions

Rice Fritters with Onions

Turn left over rice into a delicious side dish with this easy recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 cup cooked rice, any type, packed
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Combine all the ingredients except for oil and mix well.
  2. In a pan, heat oil for shallow frying.
  3. When the oil is hot, add a tablespoon of batter, pressing down slightly to form a flat fritter.
  4. Fry one side until golden and flip. If there are many holes in the fritter, add more cornstarch to the batter. Drain fritters on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  5. Serve with salsa, guacamole, hummus or anything else that has a spicy fresh flavor.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1098mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Margaret Lillis

Thursday 19th of November 2020

These are delicious!


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Delish! I added shredded cheese, o so good.


Monday 13th of January 2020

I added spinach. Yummy


Wednesday 14th of November 2018

So delicious and easy to make

kandi meg

Monday 13th of August 2018

SImple, savory, and oh so yummy!


Monday 13th of August 2018

Glad you enjoyed them Kandi! Carol

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